Call Me Lucky
Director Bobcat Goldthwait | 2015 | 107 minutes | Documentary | English
Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 2015
An inspiring, triumphant and poignant portrait of one of comedy’s most enigmatic and important figures, CALL ME LUCKY tells the story of Barry Crimmins, a beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins’ gru , hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and horrific abuse as a child – a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and television shows and into the political arena.
“A TRULY BEAUTIFUL HUMAN DOCUMENT.”
“FUNNY, SHOCKING, AND DEEPLY MOVING.”
THE NEW YORKER
“RIVETING, INSPIRING, AND FUNNY”
"CRIMMINS IS A CONTEMPORARY ICON LONG OVERDUE FOR WIDESPREAD ACKNOWLEDGMENT.”
“AN ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE”
Featuring intimate interviews with both comedians and activists alike, director Bobcat Goldthwait’s (World’s Greatest Dad, God Bless America) CALL ME LUCKY bravely tells Crimmins’ incredible story of transformation from a rage-fueled funnyman into an acclaimed proponent of justice who personi ed the healing power of comedy.
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